This is a special edition of the politics round-up to recognise the impact made by Baroness Thatcher on so many. Love her or loathe her, it is hard to deny the mark left on society by Margaret Thatcher, as divisive in death as she was in life, her death set many of you furiously scribbling [...]
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Morning. Or Afternoon. Evening even, if that is more relevant to you. It has been quite the month in the political world, so I won’t dally, but dive straight in. Lets tackle the biggie first. Baroness Thatcher died this week. A momentous event that has seen her as divisive in death as she was in [...]
It was International Women’s Day last Friday and lots of bloggers wrote posts in celebration of all things womanly. The ever lovely Lulastic hosted a link up which is brimming with inspiring posts, and her own letter to her great grand-daughter is both heart-warming and hopeful for the future of women. And the following also utilised [...]
Welcome to the first politics round-up on the revamped site, it is looking lovely here isn’t it! Hope I don’t break it with my technical incompetence… The year started with the changes to child benefit kicking in. Ministry of Mum writes as someone who will lose their benefit, and questions the fairness of the decision. [...]
Happy New Year to you all. It was a relatively quiet month for political posts, I think most of us were too full of mince pies to worry about much else. That’s all over now tho, it is currently 8.30 am and I have already stripped Ian Smith of his right to an extra i in his [...]
Sadly the past few weeks saw a re-eruption of violence in the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Dorky Mum makes an informed and impassioned plea for us to talk about Gaza. And Not My Year Off considers the effects of the ongoing blockade of Palestine. Huge companies avoiding tax has been a big story this month and [...]
I am writing this on the 5th of November, the day we celebrate Fireworks Night- now I am never certain whether we are celebrating that someone tried to blow up parliament, or rejoicing that he failed- I guess it depends on how you feel about politicians. Someone who might be in the ‘Go Guy Fawkes’ camp [...]
What an honour to be asked to take over the BritMums politics round-up from the fabulous Ruth from DorkyMum as she moves onto new challenges. Big shoes to fill, so I will start with one of her posts. Save the Children published a new report into the suffering of the children of Syria. Ruth [...]
“It’s quite a challenge not to be political.” That’s what Cherry Healey said, when I did a quick interview with her for my blog this week, and I’m inclined to agree. You may not be out canvassing for a political party every weekend, but if you care about your children’s education, or their health, or [...]
The BritMums round-up editors have been encouraged to get creative with their posts this month. I have taken that advice to heart *ahem* and done the politics round-up in the style of an acrostic poem. I hope you enjoy it. P is for Prime Minister: Here is a letter to David Cameron, from Mutterings of [...]
Hello you lovely peeps. It’s hard to believe that it is time for another politics round-up already! Where is our year going…? Normally I leave all the ranting and raving to you, but I’m in a bit of a pickle myself this month – having a political identity crisis – so do come and say [...]
So the Jubilee, eh? What was that all about? There were mixed views on it out there in the old parent blogosphere. If you have a wee peek at the BritMums Jubilee linky then you’ll see a lot of celebratory posts, with lovely photos of kids in crowns and mums drinking Pimms. But all that [...]
Did you vote then, eh? Did you? Did you?! If you did take time out last week to cast your vote in local elections then you’re in a minority, as turn-out around the country was fairly pitiful. A guest post over at Burdz Eye View suggests that the way to combat poor voter turnout in [...]
Hello you political poppets! How are things this month? Well, not exactly awesome, it seems. Once again, there has been a lot in the world of Westminster that has been making you grumble. Mother Wife Me, Dadda Cool and In A Different Voice all had plenty to say about the budget and its impact on [...]
Crikey! February must have been a dark and cold month around these parts, because it seems that all you lot did was sit at your computers and hammer out hundreds of brilliant, passionate, inspirational posts about the political goings-on of the world. I’ve been absolutely spoilt for choice with links to include – and I [...]
Until about ten years ago I would have sworn blind that I hated politics. “Urgh,” I’d say. “Boring talking programmes on the radio and sleazy MPs kissing babies, that’s all that politics is.” However… within months of starting university I’d realised that there’s far more to it than that. Politics is hard to define, but [...]
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